at Pasadena Public Library
For more information on senior citizen services, please contact Yvonne Smith at 713-475-4991.
The Pasadena Public Library’s Senior Citizen Outreach, a division of the Community Outreach
Department, has been providing library services to seniors unable to come to the Library, since 1976, and has received both state and national awards for excellence.
“Window on the World,” multi-media discussion programs are presented weekly at senior care facilities across the city, and focus on providing information and mental challenge to senior citizens through news items, current events topics and reminiscing therapy.
Programs feature weekly currents events and topics such as “Great American Ad Campaigns”, “Memory Tips and Memory Exercises,” “Lady Bird’s Wildflowers,” “Our Hispanic Heritage,” “Old Country Stores, New Country Catalogs,” and “What’s Happening in Politics.”
Programming materials , are also provided on a monthly basis, for nursing home staff to use in their own activities, including Bifolkal multi-media kits, and library produced activity packets.
Donated and discarded books are also provided to senior facilities and apartments.
The “Sunshine Reading Club,” a senior citizen reading competition, is held in the spring and summer, and awards prizes and certificates to top readers at each participating nursing home.